Signs to watch for that mean help may be needed for your loved one:
If you believe you or your loved one may benefit from some assistance, we are happy to answer questions.
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If you are a primary caregiver, and not able to be assisting as much as you'd like, or you are getting "caregiver burnout" it may be time to get some help for yourself as well.
How well can you help if you:
You may be suffering from caregiver burnout if you are experiencing some of the following:
DENIAL about the disease and its effects on the person who's been diagnosed. "I know Mom's going to get better."
ANGER at the person with Alzheimer's or others because no effective treatment or cures currently exist, and that people don't understand what's going on. "If he asks me that question one more time, I'll scream."
SOCIAL WITHDRAWAL from friends and activities that once brought pleasure. "I don't care about getting together with the neighbors anymore."
ANXIETY about facing another day and what the future holds. "What happens when he needs more care than I can provide?"
DEPRESSION as it begins to break your spirit and affect your ability to cope. "I can't cope anymore."
EXHAUSTION which can make it nearly impossible to complete necessary daily tasks. "I'm too tired for this."
SLEEPLESSNESS caused by a never-ending list of concerns. "What if she wanders out of the house, or falls and hurts herself?"
IRRITABILITY that leads to moodiness, and triggers negative responses and reactions. "Leave me alone."
LACK OF CONCENTRATION which makes it difficult to perform familiar tasks. "I was so busy, I forgot we had an appointment."
HEALTH PROBLEMS that can begin to take their toll, both mentally and physically. "I can't remember the last time I felt good."
It's not easy to know when it's time to get help for the health and safety of a loved one. Sometimes, they are good at hiding their deficiencies or you just aren't around when they are having difficulties.
There are signs you can watch for to know if the situation is one to be concerned about.